This little friend Carolina Wren had me entertained for some minutes, getting to crack a peanut and at the same time keeping an eye on what’s going on around him. He was interrupted several times and returned to finish the job. He was very careful to center the peanut in relation with his beak and then give it a thrust with his chisel-like beak. He finally ate the peanut and perched up on a branch to loudly sing. He was actually calling to the mate, I saw them fly off together.
It’s amazing to see how they have perfected a technique to crack a peanut. I’m glad that I have that documented through my pictures!.
Text and photographs © HJ Ruiz – Avian101